CALL FOR ENTRIES: FIT
FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION, TRANSFORMATION
Faculty and staff are invited to submit their work for consideration in
this year’s exhibition in the Lynn and Carl Goldstein Gallery in the
Feldman Center. This year’s theme is transformation. Artists must submit
two separate works for consideration; artists who submit only one work
or more than two works will not be considered. Deadline for submissions
is October 22. The exhibition will be on view from November 21 through
October 24, 2013. Click
here to submit your work; contact
James Pearce for more information.
FALL 2012 WELLNESS
The Student-Faculty Corporation offers free lunchtime exercise classes
for all faculty and staff:
September 4-December 14
Mondays—Pilates, 1-2 pm, Room BX28
Tuesdays—Body Toning, 1-2 pm, Room AX39
Thursdays—Yoga, 1-2 pm, Room AX25
Fridays—Ethnic Dance Aerobics, 1-2 pm, Room AX39
Locker and shower facilities are located near the gym area. You may use
a locker only during class time, must bring your own combination lock,
and must empty your locker after class. Portable mats are available for
purchase at a discounted price of $10; bring a check, payable to FIT
Student Faculty Corporation, to Human Resources, 236 West 27 Street,
11th floor. For more information, contact
Bonnie Born, 73667.
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR
SUNY CHANCELLOR’S AWARDS
SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are given in the categories of
teaching, faculty service, scholarship/creative activities, librarianship, and
professional service. Nominations for these awards will be accepted at the
Center for Excellence in Teaching through September 28. For more information,
visit the CET website or contact
Elaine Maldonado, 74064. [Note: These nominations do not apply to the
Chancellor’s Awards for Classified Service or students.]
Graham Foundation for Advanced
Studies in Fine Arts: Production and presentation grants of $20,000 and
research and development grants of $10,000 are available to architects,
scholars, critics, writers, artists, curators, and educators for their work
in architecture and architectural design, urban studies, and related fields.
This organization supports investigations in architecture, architectural
history, landscape architecture, urban studies, visual arts, and related
fields. Deadline: September 15.
Summer Stipends: National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipends
are available for individuals pursuing advanced research of value to
scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients usually produce
articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archeological site reports,
translations, editions, and other scholarly tools. The stipends offer $6,000
to support two consecutive months of full-time work. Deadline: September 27.
American Council of Learned Societies:
Collaborative Research Fellowships of up to $140,000 are available for
research on projects in the humanities and related social sciences that aim
to produce a tangible research product such as joint print or web
publications. The participation of assistant and associate faculty members
are encouraged. Deadline: September 28.
American Councils for International Education—Research Scholar Program:
For three to nine months in Central Asia, Russia, Southeast Europe and
Ukraine. Award: $25,000. Deadline: October 1.
National Humanities Center Fellowship Program: Applicants must hold a
doctorate or equivalent. Areas of interest: art history, visual culture,
French history/culture, and humanistic fields involving religion. Awards:
$60,000 plus travel expenses. Deadline: October 15.
Library at Indiana University—Bloomington: Fellowships support research
in British, French, American literature and history, TV, film, radio,
architecture, food and drink. Short-term fellowships for graduate and
post-doctoral scholars are available. Award: $1,500. Deadline: October 15.
For other funding opportunities, view the
Grants Digest online. For more information, contact the
Grants Office, 73622.
Do you have a great idea for making FIT more green? As a part of the
FIT/SUNY sustainability initiative, an annual fund of $15,000 supports
sustainability projects that will benefit the FIT community.
Administered by the FIT Sustainability Council, grants of up to $5,000
per project are awarded to individuals or groups. Assistance with
proposals is available. Proposals are due November 9. Click
here for more information on applying, or contact
Robert Vassalotti, 74882, or
Grazyna Pilatowicz, 75574. Note: The
Grants Office will be offering grant writing tips on September 27
during common hour for those interested in applying for this grant.
DIVERSITY COUNCIL OFFERS
EVENT AND PROJECT SUPPORT
An event or project that fosters inclusion and diversity can carry the
Diversity Council’s stamp of support on promotional materials and be
posted on the college-wide calendar on the council’s website. Complete
the form here to let the
council know about your event or project.
DIVERSITY GRANTS AVAILABLE
President Joyce F. Brown established an annual grant fund of $15,000,
administered by the Diversity Council, to encourage the development of
educational projects, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and
professional activities that promote tolerance and inclusion. A maximum
of $5,000 is awarded to each winning proposal. Click
here for more information on applying.
ONLINE EVENT CALENDAR FOR
CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
The Center for Excellence in Teaching provides faculty-to-faculty
training on incorporating technology into teaching, workshops on
teaching methodologies, and a range of professional development
opportunities. Check their online calendar for upcoming events
here, and learn more about the faculty resources available through
the center by visiting
fitnyc.edu/cet. For more information, contact
Elaine Maldonado, 74062.
Dates for technology training have been announced. Sign up for
technology training or consulting on FIT systems such as the portal,
email, MS Office, web files, and more on the
website. For more
information, contact the
Technology Development Team.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ONLINE
FIT employees are required to complete two online training sessions that
fulfill federal Affirmative Action requirements for government
employees. The sessions, Preventing Sexual Harassment and Preventing
Employee Discrimination, take 60 to 90 minutes each, and do not have to
be completed in one sitting. You should complete both sessions by the
last day of the anniversary month in which you were hired (for example,
if you were hired on January 15, complete the training by January 30).
here to access online sessions. For more information, contact
Griselda Gonzalez, 74009.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to register online for FIT's
emergency alert system. The system uses email, phone, and text messages
to provide effective emergency communications to the college community,
both on and off campus. To opt in, click on the emergency messaging
system link in the Web Resources channel on the